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Totally Country
4/3/2011 5:21:36 PM
Grew up in rural Georgia (and Texas, before that) with a father who wouldn't let me listen to country...

Thoroughly enjoying the ACM Awards.  My father thought country was "below" us, although due to his mismanagement of most everything, we were poorer than the neighbors he viewed with such contempt.

We kids grew up isolated and pretty much friendless until we broke away, so the Georgia red clay and pines were part of my life until circumstance forced me away...

So while I have the occasional quibble with themes in country music, I relate to it so much more than I ever could to the opera and classical music my father wanted me to adopt.  (Mom had a lot more success with Broadway musicals, and I still put Liza or Judy on occasionally.)

Not all country artists are saints, and some of them probably aren't even country.  Still, a lot of the entertainers whose music I enjoy talk about what's important to me--family, love, and committment.  I can laugh at a Trace Adkins song about what you find in a honky tonk or cry when he talks about missing his kids' young years; I can relate.

And that, I suppose, is what music, writing, and even life, are about.  Relating.

So I don't drink and wouldn't hunt if I had to.  Doesn't matter.  I drive a pickup, don't I?



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More Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
• Along the Writer's Road - Saturday, December 21, 2013
• This Sweet, Sweet Irony - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• A Day--A Beautiful Day--in south Texas - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Hi and Happy Mothers' Day! - Saturday, May 11, 2013
• Random Acts of Thought - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Irony of the Right Kind - Monday, April 02, 2012
• Old Acquaintances We Shouldn't Forget... - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Calmer Moments - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Just...Tired - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Not Famous or Rich, but... - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• A Few Hundred Thousand More... - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• How It's Done - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• New Again - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
• As Always...and Never - Saturday, July 23, 2011
• Forget You, Perry Mason - Sunday, July 03, 2011
•  Totally Country - Sunday, April 03, 2011  
• For Teachers --Mostly - Sunday, March 06, 2011
• Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That - Saturday, February 12, 2011
• Back From...Beyond - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Groundhog Day? - Sunday, February 14, 2010
• The New Black? - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
• Okay, On Dream, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Blogs I Meant to Write and Didn't - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• Beagleized - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Heads, Heels, and Suing the World - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• Ahhh...Sunny Days and Glaring Glitches - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• Truth, Sweet or Bitter - Sunday, February 24, 2008
• OOps! - Thursday, August 09, 2007
• But DOES he love her...? - Sunday, June 24, 2007
• A Betting Woman... - Thursday, June 07, 2007
• How Many Days Now? - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
• Following Through: The Piñata Debacle - Thursday, December 28, 2006
• Should Old Memories Be Forgot? - Monday, December 18, 2006
• Sisters and Lions - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
• Honesty, Memories, and Assorted Life Stuff - Wednesday, November 29, 2006
• Awww, Steve - Monday, September 04, 2006
• Voices from the...well, not dead - Saturday, September 02, 2006
• The More Things Stay the Same... - Sunday, November 07, 2004
• Forests, Educators, and the Terminally Puzzled - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
• Low Brows and Bare Feet - Sunday, September 19, 2004
• Sour Grapes and Seabiscuit - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Derby Day, 2004 - Saturday, May 01, 2004
• Braves New World... - Friday, April 09, 2004
• Not Rose... - Saturday, April 03, 2004
• Headshakes and Handshakes. . . - Monday, June 30, 2003


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